The Path by Lisa Bracken
The Gift of Everlasting Cheer by Lisa Bracken
Circles In The Sand by Lisa Bracken
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"Evolved Negotiations" is undergoing a relaunch including a new cover design, an abridged pocket version, and a free digital download to celebrate its 10th year in publication, please check back for special upcoming events to promote this extraordinary milestone.

Thank you, everyone, for your patience in eagerly awaiting this newly abridged version, with all the same (and updated) insightful content you've come to count on and the same companion worksheets and guided knowledge components - this time, represented in their own distinct volumes. 

These versions will be released independently - leading with main content and following with worksheets, then chapters, then the pocket reference.

And good news, all the main content is likely to be released in late fall - perhaps earlier.

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Hardrock: Crazy Jake's Fish Bomb

“Haven't laughed this much in a long time. Nothing I didn't like about the book and hated for it to end.” -- Frank - Amazon

Hardrock - Version Specs

Digital Version (Amazon - - ASIN B003VS0ISM - price $7.00

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Softcover, Print - ISBN 9780615337067

Print copies can be obtained from your favorite book shop, to include Amazon, which typically stocks them. When ordering an out-of-stock copy, it may be helpful to let a book seller know that Ingram is the POD distributor. Printed books are perfect bound. softcover, 362 pages / 5.5"x8.5" and .927 pounds. No publisher returns at this time, but your book seller may sponsor other in-store arrangements, so please inquire - thank you for your understanding.

About Hardrock

When a family looking to escape the corporate pressures and gas shortages of a crowded 1979 Houston makes a break for Hardrock, Colorado — a tiny town supporting a winter population of less than a dozen — what could they possibly hope to find?

Adventure! And outfitting the neglected Quartz Creek Inn with an operational café, saloon, trading post and motel in preparation for a hectic summer tourist season is where the story of Hardrock begins.

Hardrock’s pronounced lack of amenities, unforgiving conditions and well-defined, likeable characters set the stage for hilarious situations in a primitive place where people make up the happily out-populated minority.

Languishing behind America’s modern culture, Hardrock’s pace is decidedly slow – some might even say stunted. But, at the end of this county road, life is yours for the shaping. Ex-lawmen and outlaws, hippies, cowboys and mountain men and women all add spice to an eclectic recipe for retro-lunacy.

Join the handful of Hardrock locals in the remote wilderness of the Colorado Rockies, where 14,000-foot peaks and the rustic setting of the Quartz Creek Inn conspire to provoke memorable misadventures and might just inspire you to stay.

HARDROCK: Crazy Jake’s Fish Bomb is a fun, fast-paced and engaging read leaving you wishing your virtual vacation to Hardrock could last a little longer. Sure to bring a smile, Hardrock: Crazy Jake's Fish Bomb is reminiscent of Patrick McManus, Erma Bombeck and Jean Shepherd in reflecting a uniquely humorous sense of time, place and point of view.

L. Bracken's original voice creates an authentically rich and imaginative landscape sure to make this book a treasured gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life or anyone appreciative of simpler times and a closer sense of community.


The Gift of Everlasting Cheer


Available in digital version only through - ASIN B006PIYUQG - price $.99

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About The Gift of Everlasting Cheer

In the coldest and darkest of seasons, high in the mountains of the Colorado Rockies, a wood cutter huddles by his low-burning fire, worrying for his family as a fierce blizzard howls outside his cabin door.

With his wood pile gone, and barely enough food to outlast the unexpected storm, how will he and his family survive the long, harsh winter?

As Johann steadies his axe against the icy wind and prepares to fell the last tree standing in the village, a small voice cries out.

It is a small bird, and Johann’s kind heart is about to reward his family in magical and very unexpected ways…

A simply illustrated, classic tale of enduring hope, love and lessons learned for all ages.


The Path

Philosophy, Personal Growth

Available in digital version only through - ASIN B005G91NME - price $7.00

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The Path is a philosophical exploration of secular spirituality as experienced by one on a highly individualized journey of self discovery.

Throughout his experience with others, himself and their common path, "Seeker" discovers real and personal meaning as well as purpose behind the concepts reflected in the table of contents:

Conception and Wholeness through faith, innocence and wonder

Doubt and Dependency through default

Fear through action and reaction

Harmfulness, Needfulness and Compassion through transcendence

Resentment and Retaliation through trust, suspicion, assumption, blame and denial

Egocentricity through idolization and demonization

The Perpetual Cycle through interrelatedness, purpose and balance

Obtainment and Achievement through judgment, consequence, comparison, desire and patience

Reverence and Sacrifice through ritual and devotion

Self-Recognition through insecurity, ego, acceptance, affirmation, assessment, aspiration and love

Faith and Belief through virtue and device

Righteous Contenders and Exclusion through war

Conventionality through seeing

Restoration through perception and integration

Art, Self Expression and Self Perception through inspiration, symbolism and manifestation

Commodity, Bondage, Service and Exchange through opportunity, value, trade, greed, yield, risk and ruin

Confrontation and Defense through fear, cowardice, surrender, strategy, compromise, decisiveness and reserve

Responsiveness through giving, receiving and sharing

Assuredness through avenging, assaulting, tolerance and intolerance

Love, Fear, Hate and Faith through emotion, subconsciousness, vulnerability and strength

Oppression and Equality through social law and spiritual law

Dream Sense and Dream Being through reflection

Madness through recognition

Aloneness and Loneliness through contemplation

Mortality through loss and sorrow

Revelation through an originating source


Transformation through resurgence


Circles in the Sand

Poetry - Illustrated

A collection of 34 poems and 15 black and white illustrations. Available in digital version only through - ASIN B005G8C255 - price $7.00 

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About Circles in the Sand

'Circles in the Sand' honors and celebrates the inspiring and miraculous teaching qualities of nature through poetry while additionally exploring human emotion through our interactions with time, culture, loneliness, love, loss, war and hope.

Illustrated by myself in stippled ink (or pointillism), as demonstrated on the cover.

Excerpt - Circles in Sand (title poem, illustrated)

     elusive are the grains of truth

     that spiral to a dune

     spinning soft into the wind

     to sigh a wiser tune

     and though I hold the note of something bolder in my hand

     they start as these

     but stay

     shifting circles in the sand


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The titles listed below are available in either soft-cover print, digital e-book format, or - in the case of Hardrock: Crazy Jake's Fish Bomb both digital and print formats are available.

Digital versions are available through Amazon. Amazon's physical, hand-held reader device is known as Kindle. Digital versions can be downloaded to the Kindle, but, importantly, Amazon also offers a downloadable Kindle app which allows readers to download e-books to personal computers, MAC's or other devices (link provided at bottom of page).

For print versions (physical books), ISBN's are listed so that a bricks-and-mortar store can order a copy from New Flight Books distributor, Ingram.

For more details on all titles by Lisa Bracken, each one is listed below, with links to for a more detailed preview as well as any reviews.